Thursday, December 01, 2011

December Reviews


These are the reviews and other pieces I'm working on this month.

Amazon DVDs: Griff the Invisible (with Ryan Kwanten), No Strings Attached (with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher),
and Wayne Wang's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Blu-ray].

Amazon Theatricals: Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo and
A Separation (from the director of Fireworks Wednesday).

Still playing (or yet to open): 50/50, Contagion, The Descendants,
ve, The Help, Hugo, Into the Abyss, Melancholia, The Skin I Live In.

Armchair Commentary: Best Art House & International.

KCTS 9: on-line original interview ("Grunge: Mem-
ories of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney").

Line Out:
More Treasures from the Factory Archives,
This Is for Kelly O, California Dreamin' with Neverever,
Still Corners - "Into the Trees," Reading & Performance
with Bill See
, Frankie Rose's Interstellar Overdrive, The
Fabric of Our Lives
, Ain't Sweet No More: Remember-
ing Grunge
, The Truth About Year-End Music Lists,
Too Sexy for Their Computers, Just in Time for the
Holidaze - More Merch
, Riffing with David, Eugene,
and Chris
, El Rego's Beautiful Life, Young Magic -
"Sparkly," Home Alive Documentary, The Men
Announce New Album
, Top CD Stacks of 2011,
What I Didn't Get for Christmas, Cate Le Bon-
"Fold the Cloth," My Sunshine: A Segall Set.

Siffblog: Hipsters / Stilyagi (at the Egyptian).

Video Librarian: CD Highway [six-disc set], Eastern
, I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive, The Piano in a Fac-
, Boardwalk Empire - The Complete First Season [5-
disc set]
, Mildred Pierce [two-disc set], Putty Hill - Col-
lector's Edition
[two-disc set], When Strangers Click,
Placebo - We Come in Pieces
[Blu-ray], God Bless
Ozzy Osbourne
[Blu-ray], Daddy Longlegs, and
Deep Purple with Or
chestra [Blu-ray].

Endnote: ACR image from Amazon/SoundUnwound.

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